Mark 15:42

The Burial of Jesus

42 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached,

Read Mark 15:42 Using Other Translations

And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
This all happened on Friday, the day of preparation, the day before the Sabbath. As evening approached,

What does Mark 15:42 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 15:42

And now when the even was come
"Of the preparation", as the Syriac version reads; or "the night of the sixth day":, as the Persic version renders it, "Friday" night:

because it was the preparation;
of the passover, and of the sabbath, when they prepared their food, and got it ready for the ensuing sabbath, on which it was not lawful to dress any;

that is, the day before the sabbath;
that is, Friday; on which day, it is clear, Christ suffered, died, and was buried.

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